Fira is the capital of the most beautiful Greek island of Santorini, located on a steep rock. Fira is so cozy, colorful and charming, that to visit here - as if to find yourself in a fairy tale. And the best way to start an acquaintance with the city from the port, because how to get from there to the center is an adventure. The easiest way, of course, is the ladder, but one must bear in mind that it has 800 steps. If you are not ready for exploits, there is a classic option for these latitudes - a wonderful gray donkey. But, if for some reason you have a prejudice against this authentic type of transport, you can use the quite familiar funicular. On the site of the ancient Fira preserved numerous architectural monuments, dating from the VIII-IX centuries BC. In the ancient capital of the island you can find traces of buildings from different eras - Roman, Byzantine. Fragments of stone masonry indicate that there was a large city in which, apart from residential buildings and temples, there was a theater and a market square - the agora. Antique Fira is located on a hill with a picturesque view of the surrounding area.
In Fira there is no beach and places for swimming. The nearest beach is 15-20 minutes away by car or bus. The nearest beach - Exo Gialos is 4 km from the resort, with paid sunbeds and umbrellas. Despite the fact that the beach is sparsely populated, in an isolated place with black sand and colored pebbles, but a small tavern has a snack on the beach. You can get to the beach by the coastal road. Another beach is 6 km away - Vourvoulos, is in a little-known bay, so it will not be crowded and you can safely, in a secluded atmosphere, enjoy a beach holiday. And you can get to the beach Vourvoulos only by car. Another amazing beach for a secluded holiday is between the resorts of Fira and Oia in the bay of Musakia. To reach this beach can only be by boat or boat, but it's worth it: the water is crystal clear, many caves that you can visit. Ideal place for a romantic time of escort.